Trip 37 Carp Fishing- 2018

With a very busy weekend behind me, I was lucky enough to get out for two nights (there were a few hick-ups on the way).  I finally arrived just before 1930 and as the Syndicate grapevine was working well, I knew I would be lucky to get a swim – let alone a good one, my fingers were crossed.  There was an area of the lake which just doesn’t get fished, as luck would have it, there wasn’t a soul down this end, I had the bay area to myself (result).

I got the Deeper out and set about checking the area for likely spots and found a nice 4ft+ trough just off the tree line.

That will do nicely. I spombed out a mixture of Spotted Fin Particle blend and Catalyst boilies.  These went along the tree line and fished both rods along there.  I would probably move one into the right-hand corner tomorrow during the day.  It would be pointless at night as I would no doubt lose the fish!

My rods were set up over the reeds and the bivvy just behind them.

The first night passed with no action and with not many signs of carp, other than under the treeline.  Clearly, they had taken refuge under here, as there had been a lot of pressure on the lake.  I was hoping that if I kept myself hidden away and with not much activity, they would drift back out again.  It was going to be an early pack up, as I need to be away with the family for a few days as it’s half term this week.

The afternoon past with one event – a dropped fish on the left-hand rod around 3pm.  This felt better than the average wild 10 lbser which I have been landing, shame that.

I rebaited the area just after 7pm and settled down for the night, in the hope that as the wind had changed direction it was pushing into the bay, I would get some carp tonight.

At around 1am, the right had rod was off and my luck was certainly not in, as at that moment the fish managed to shed the hook, oh well.  Recast done and back in the sack to contemplate my results or not in this case.

It was a cloudy morning at first light when I got up to pack up.  Time to head home for a family holiday on the beach.

Until next time


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About richardhandel

I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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